Rudolph Herzog, Ghosts of Berlin (Melville House)
Publication Date: October 8, 2019
Hipster life collides with Berlin’s dark past in these seven supernatural tales of contemporary Berlin, by the son of the great filmmaker who “shares his father’s curious and mordant wit” (The Financial Times).
In Ghosts of Berlin, Rudolph Herzog’s macabre and madcap vision of Berlin, bleeding walls are terrifying, as are overpriced artisanal burgers. Set in hipster Kreuzberg, chic airport lounges, and the former border between East and West Germany, the denizens of Herzog’s Berlin are demon-conjuring tech bros, acid-tripping artists, and forsaken migrants, each encountering the ghosts of the city’s complicated past.
Auke Hulst, Searchlight on the Lawn (Zoeklicht op het gazon, Ambo|Anthos, 2018)
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I edited Auke Hulst’s own translation of his most recent book, Searchlight on the Lawn, a compassionate portrait of one of the most contentious figures in world history: Richard Nixon.
In three acts, Hulst enters into the psyche of the former world leader: first during a sleepless night in the White House, then at the moment he loses the 1960 election to Kennedy, and finally on the day he has to publicly resign after the Watergate scandal for what he refers to as a “chicken shit burglary.” More information and press quotes